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's what our taxes do. you're not doing us a favor, that's what our taxes do, that's what we expect our taxes to do. to your point about gingrich i call it the krauthammer principle. conservatives love him because he reflects an intellectual version of what they believe in their hearts, he gives voice to those words. if romney is going to do what he wants to do and win the presidency he's going to have to do what gingrich did and what krauthammer does ever night and make conservatives stronger about their own views and repeat them. megyn: he took it to a more big-picture level and went on the offense against the president about who the president is and what his ideology is about america and what the future of america will be. we heard mitt romney talk about barack obama's version of america, but it's been more along the lines of platitudes. yesterday he took it to this is a change election, a critical-type election where you'll determine what kind of america we live n. is that the more successful line for governor romney? >> it's got to be. this is not going to be an election -- if this
: good for you in california, bad for us now. we can't under state how much our crew means to us and i'm going to mean oscar, he's our camera. jon: we wish you all the best. who leaves on a tuesday, go figure. jenna: good point, jon. jon: thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on the stakes getting higher in an ugly showdown on capitol hill. former vice president dick cheney arriving moments ago to warn about the fallout from a fight that could raise taxes on every american and result in up to 2 million workers being laid off. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. republicans bringing in the big guns after democrats yesterday threatened to take the nation over a so-called fiscal cliff, allowing big tax hikes and massive defense budget cuts unless the g.o.p. agrees on a plan to raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year. all this on the same day fed reserve chair ben bernanke shared a new warning about the general state of our economy. >> the u.s. economy has continued to recover but economic activity appears to have de
the time. jenna: we really want to know what you guys think, you tell us and we get instant reaction. bill: i'm going to go off and enjoy my weekend, hope you do to. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: the romney camp firing reparkremarks suggesting the biggest mistake of his first term was insufficient storytelling. it had nothing to do with policy but messages. >> the mistake of my first couple of years was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. and that's important, but, you know, the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the american people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. megyn: governor mitt romney's camp quickly responding to that saying president obama believes that millions of americans have lost their homes, jobs and livelihood because he failed to tell a good story being president is not about telling stories, being president is about leading and president obama has failed to lead end quote. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital editor and host of mocks live. where
then had to go back and revise the numbers. they tell us something it is a little better than it is and we wind up with a lower number. that is what happened in april. that is what happened in may. that happened in march as well. so this 100,000 if history has any bearing will later get revised downward. we hope not. but that is what has been happening. we'll wait as the number set to come out in a few days. megyn: new developments in the battle for harlem congressman charlie rangel's congressional seat. we're told his opponent is heading to court to file paperwork that could open up the possibility of a new election. this after his challenger questioned results of last tuesday's vote. the gap between the two men now down to just 800 votes. meantime charlie rangel is asking his supporters to send money to help defend his primary victory. >>> fox news alert. immigration and customs enforcement officer has been shot while investigating a case on the u.s.-mexico border. that agent now undergoing surgery at a local hospital. trace gallagher picks up the story from our west coast newsroom. trac
kelly. the latest sign our economy is slumping? the u.s. manufacturing output. for the first time since july of '09 9 number has actually gone down. it follows weeks of unemployment claims that have pushed the 400,000 mark. now economists are worried that friday's report on june's hiring could be more bad news. joining us to discuss it, chris stirewalt, our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on they're talking in addition to the manufacturing slump which managed to sustain the worst of the pummeling as we've seen job numbers go down, manufacturing has been doing all right. but not currently. not only that but they're talking about a jobs number that could be only 100,000 jobs created? i mean in january it was 275,000. put it in perspective for us. >> think about this. we talk about it before, megyn, in the past two successive years you seen the cycle play out of the optimism about the economy early part of the year gives way to bad news and discouragement in the summer and into the fall. that is, pattern that if it repeats itself for goodness sakes it
. jenna: as democrats threaten to let the u.s. go off the so-called fiscal cliff mitch mcconnell says their motivation is something much different than a tax debate. >> make no mistake, what the democrats are proposing today is an entirely avoidable high stakes game of chicken. with the single minded goal of taking more money from those to earn it for government to waste. with the rest of us seeing the worst economic recovery in modern times, democrats use another opportunity to use a crisis to grow the government, and that's what they are focused on. jenna: if he's right, is this really a strategy? then the question is is it a good one for the democrats to threaten across the board tax hikes and major layoffs? a fair & balanced debate coming up later. another alert now from capitol hill, this time on a money laundering scandal involving one of the world's largest banks. hsbc announcing in the last hour that it is now in the process of closing thousands of accounts in the caymen islands, just one of several places the bank allegedly allowed dirty funds to be laundered. hsbc executive
an iranian news agency that iran could destroy u.s. bases and strike israel within minutes. within minutes undreamt minutes of any possible attack could take. take a look at this map. the long-range missile is believed to be able to strike the area in yellow. that highlights where u.s. forces are stationed, and of course, israel. leland vitter is live with more. reporter: the revolutionary guard is not directly threatening the united states and its forces in the middle east. we know from our reporting yesterday that in the last 24 hours, a large buildup has been going on, including the f-22s, now based in the middle east, possibly capable of eight attacks inside iran. iranians may the iranians may be worried about an american attack as they are an israeli attack or the latest wargames involving a missile. what they say are mockups of enemy bases in the region. a 1 ton warhead can carry a chemical weapon warhead. the news media in a run has been clear about the threats towards u.s. military bases. we want to show you the map again. 1,250,000 miles. that means the bulk grain-based, just acro
differences. he talked about in that clip how he thought he should be giving us a sense of unity and purpose and optimism. he has taken a lot of incoming for being too pessimistic about america in general. his comments about how we've got even lazy and government even soft, and where is our ingenuity about the hoover dam and so on. he's taken incoming for being too negative and pessimistic. is this a fair selfcritique? should he have been more optimistic and unifying on that front? >> maybe he should have, but we can say that whatever he's doing, he hasn't apparently got even religion on this yet, because on the very day that that interview aired his campaign was attacking mitt romney in the harshest terms yet. a president who as we talked about the dissolutionment of iowa voters. the reason so many voters are disallusioned with him is because he promised a healing, a unifying, promised to bring things together and we are seeing him run what is pretty clearly now going to be the most negative, personal, character-eye tack oriented presidential campaign for an incumbent ever. this is really i
at as to how people are feeling us. what is the misery index. about whether to continue with president obama in the white house. shannon: president obama talks about the dismal situation he inherited. he says for 28 straight months the private sector has added jobs at a rate of 4.4 million. is that going to be a strong selling point for him? >> you can slice that the other direction, too. you can say any months that you don't have 125,000 new jobs coming you are losing ground. you have new people young people entering the workforce. you are adding, but not enough to keep up with what you need for population growth. that is where the president has been for the last several months. good news in the wintertime, things aren't that bad, then we got will be having two consecutive years, as he did into the second quarter, it starts in the president finds himself here now. shannon: a june poll showed that 55% disapprove of how the president is handling the economy. when we go out and take these polls about what the most important things are in the election, people say it is the economy. will that ca
a chemical weapon warhead. the news media in a run has been clear about the threats towards u.s. military bases. we want to show you the map again. 1,250,000 miles. that means the bulk grain-based, just across the persian gulf, is in the bull's-eye. as our u.s. bases in afghanistan and kuwait were the united states has a massive military presence. protecting those nearly 100,000 u.s. soldiers in harms way will be the patriot missile. we remember seeing the patriot missile video from desert storm. they have new upgraded patriot missiles around the middle ace. also, in this area, we have a fleet there, as well as the arrow missile interceptor, while it is certainly capable, it is not foolproof and some of the missiles that landed to the tel aviv and jerusalem areas. it is the direct threats that might impact the united states. an important change in the rhetoric. it shows that the iranians are watching the united states build up and giving the united states an excuse to bring in more forces to the region, which they are they're doing ahead of october wargames, which will be between the unit
. adam housley is live on the scene. what can you tell us there? >> reporter: well, we will owe come back here to the scene in a moment. everything in this area is shut down. we'll talk about that momentarily. first of all we going to show you video. we might even have live video at some point of the suspect's location, his apartment which is not far from here. we have new information coming in in regards to his apartment. the aurora fire department is telling us that they have found a number of -- number of coke-size bottles full of liquid inside the suspect's apartment. there are tap wires. they don't know what it's connected to. they have established a safe zone and bomb squad technicians are on scene. they believe they are trip wires like you see in a movie, you can see contraptions strung throughout the room. thiethey have brought in a number of firetrucks, one is a ladder trucks where you can look into the windows. they say it's very sophisticated. they say cameras are in place to get a better look. robot -rs on the scene as are on the scene. they are not sure what could be detonate
us everybody. "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert. we are getting new reaction in just the last hour from the international olympic committee in the now growing controversy over a young chinese swimmer. welcome to "america live", everyone, i'm megyn kelly. chinese swimmer ye think win, facing allegations of doping. it was a incredible win in the 400 meter individual medley. the 16-year-old smashing a world record by a full second and smashing her own personal best by five seconds. she even saled past the time set by the winner of the men's event in the last leg of the race, ryan lochte. in the last leg of the race she beat the male gold medal winner's time. professional swimmers worldwide raising serious questions about whether she has taken any sort of performance-enhancing drugs. some calling it unbelievable and flat-out disturbing. an official from the united states is calling for a full investigation. and now the international olympic committee is lashing out at the accusations. just moments ago saying people quote, need to get real. and pointing out that re
for joining us. "america live" right now. moments in a colorado courtroom where for the first time we are seeing the man accused of turning a movie theater into a killing field. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. here he is, accused mass murderer james holmes, appearing before a judge in a colorado courtroom just a short time ago. holmes with his bright orange hair looked wide-eyed and unshaven, his head bobbing slightly, closing his eyes, almost looking like he was falling asleep at points, saying absolutely nothing. he is accused of murdering 12 people and injuring 58. some of those badly hurt left with permanent injuries, that much is clear already. alicia a acuna is live outside of the courthouse where this took place, as i say, about an hour plus ago. alicia? >> reporter: hi, megyn. james holmes will be back in court in about one week to be advised of the formal charges, first-degree murder, the judge told him, will likely be among those charges today. holmes was kept away from the rest of the people in the courtroom, making his appearance from the jury box, ev
and the ugly dispute between the chinese, the u.s. swim coach and now the international olympic committee. the teenager, 1 of 6 years old, shattering not only her own record but also beating in the last leg of her race, the time by the winner of the men's event. so the men gold medal winner, what he swam in the last leg, was not as fast as what the female, the 16-year-old female swam from china. professionals today calling what she did impossible. trace gallagher live in the west coast newsroom on the breaking news on the international olympic committee and where this is going of the trace? >> reporter: we should go over this again for context of our viewers. she beat her personal best by five seconds, right? she beat the world record, men and women, by one second. it is the first time in olympic history that a female has swam a lap faster than the gold medalist. yee think win trains part of the part of the year. because she trains incredibly hard. the director of the u.s. men's coaches john leonard, very outspoken guy, said called the feat impossible. he is quoting here. the history in o
felon, that he was a lawful gun user and that he did not use guns. so the club's owner or, glenn, called james holmes to invite him to a orientation session so he could vet him in person. but when the answering machine picked up, he said the message was, quoting here, freakish. listen. >> i got this bizarre answering machine of his that was a very base, gutterral, growling, incoherent, rambling whatever it was, message that was bizarre at best, you know? freakish a little. >> reporter: he went on to say the message included some moaning and movie character-like squeals and laughter. somebody, he said, trying to be as weird as possible. that's when he told his staff if this guy shows up, do not let him join. listen again. >> yeah, yeah. this is kind of strange. this is not who, you know, a lot of shooters and gun people are. we're pretty basic, easy to deal with people. we don't get all bizarre and strange. so, yeah, it put up a flag to me that who is, what's -- what was he trying to accomplish with this? >> reporter: holmes never did show up, and when his wife first told him about the sh
states according to u.s. authorities. this security camera from the airport in bulgaria shows a young man with long hair, it could be a wig, pacing nervously back and forth inside the airport. he is dressed like a tourist. the explosives were reportedly if his backpack. u.s. authorities are cooperating with the bulgarians and the israelis to try and figure out who was behind the attack that left five israeli tourists dead. israel's prime minister blamed iran, its defense minister blamed hezbollah which just yesterday released and posted on their web site a graphic description of how iran's revolutionary guard would go about closing the strait of hormuz by targeting u.s. aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. it was provided to us by the middle east media research insert. the bulgarians and israelis are in touch, we're told, with president obama's top national security adviser, john brennan, about the attack in bulgaria. megyn? megyn: jennifer, thank you. >>> well, coming up, what if israel does retaliate? in our next hour, we're going to sit down with ambassador dan gillerman who will wal
for having a rope in his truck. jenna: always a good thing. thanks for joining us, everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, we are awaiting remarks from the president as new questions are raised about his campaign's attacks on governor romney's business record. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. president obama is expected to take the stage in the battleground state of ohio within the hour. we are told that he will, again, go after governor romney's business record, a message the obama campaign has hit over and over in what is now roughly $100 million worth of tv commercials in battleground states alone. for all of that money, however, we have seen very little change in the recent polls. with last week's washington post poll showing president obama and governor romney in a dead heat. not much of a difference from may when the president was up by three points in the reel clear politics average -- real clear politics ample of all polls show the men neck and neck. joining me now, chris story would, host of "power play" on and can t
. a security team onboard a u.s. navy vessel firing on a boat in the persian gulf off the coast of dubai. reportedly worried that he could be under attack from iran. fox news confirming now that one person has been killed, three more injured near iranian waters. this after the boat sped toward the navy oil tanker ignoring repeated warnings. it is important to note that iran is known to deploy small boats which have a history of harassing u.s. navy ships in the region. all this comes after the navy just days ago sent dozens of special unmanned subs into the persian gulf, a story we told you about last week. a spokesman says the navy is investigating. fox news is following this very closely, we're going to bring you a live report from the pentagon just ahead. >>> fox news alert from florida now where a mountain of new evidence was released a short time ago in the shooting of trayvon martin. you can decide for yourself whether some of this is evidence or not. more than 140 recorded phone calls were made public that these phone calls made by defendant george zimmerman from the florida jail.
. we're going to make it. [laughter] thanks for joining us, everybody. "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, the stakes could not be higher for the united states as israel and iran stand on the brink of a major showdown today. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. we are on top of breaking developments overseas and in washington. israel standing by its threat to retaliate against iran for a homicide bombing that killed at least seven israeli citizens. the bomber boarded a bus in bulgaria, including young children, and detonated a massive explosion. in addition to the seven dead, more than 30 others have been injured. so far no one has claimed responsibility, but investigators releasing this new surveillance tape today showing the man they believe was the bomber. walking around at the airport prior to the explosion, holding a backpack. he was reportedly carrying a driver's license from the state of michigan, believed to be a fake. again, a pentagon spokesman set to start the media briefing on this any moment now, and president obama has said america wil
for joining us today. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, two big polls that show three growing challenges for the president's re-election team. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly, a thursday here at fox means that's payday. we are getting new analysis from the big polls released this week, first from a washington post/abc news poll. we are now learning that the president is slipping with independent voters. the abc politics blog calling it a, quote, clear and independent danger. add to that a new quinnipiac poll shows just 34% of independents approve of the president's handling of the economy. both polls reveal that president obama's approval rating among blue collar white males has now sunk to another historic low. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on live. blue collar white men not backing this president is not a surprise, but the independents, that's what the battle is all about, who's going to win them, and he's showing slippage there, chris. >> well, he's showing slippage and strain.
in middle america who tell us that they feel we may be in the middle of a sea change in this country in terms of how we live, how much government we allow into our lives cans so on. is that perception alive and well inside the beltway, you know, the hub of government? >> well, it comes from the outside in because people in washington are so cynical, and they say, oh, you know, it's all about the same, it doesn't make any difference. but the strong sense in regular america, in real america that there's a problem, that we have reached a point whether they want to go left or right but a time of choosing, a time or decision for the country, that has echoed so loudly back into washington that there is a sharp intake of breath for a lot of congressmen, a lot of lawmakers here in washington that they realize how high the stakes are. and when you look at everything on the table about taxes and spending and everything else and you add in the health care law, that understanding is youing, and the stakes of this election get higher every day. megyn: yeah. they talked about the stakes of the ele
state. the navy, the u.s. navy is now sending new assets to the straits of hormuz, a critical part of the persian gulf. this is a stretch of ocean where some 20% of the oil travels each day. iran has threatened to block the waterway, and now the u.s. navy is sending dozens of unmanned seafox mini subs into the persian gulf. their mission? to take out the kind of floating mines iran has used in this area in the past. later on we'll be joined by fox news military analyst general jack keane on what we're doing here and the message america is sending to tehran as the standoff over iran's nuclear ambitions and a possible military conflict continue to loom over the middle east. >>> another alert coming in, big developments today as we're taking a very close look at a major new document dump in the george zimmerman/trayvon martin murder investigation. the prosecution revealing today some critical, unseen evidence, key witness interviews and a first look at what fbi agents determined when it comes to a possible hate crimes charge against mr. zimmerman. keep in mind trayvon martin's family
it lasted. jon: you got to see it all, you just had to watch quickly. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a new push by the obama campaign to win over a key voting bloc that could make or break this election. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. president obama moments ago wrapping up the first event on his two-day bus tour through working class sub you are ya. he's working to convince blue collar voters that he, and not governor mitt romney, holds the key to a better future for them. >> you know, that's their plan for winning an election, but it's not plan to create jobs. it's not a plan to provide you with greater security for you and your family. it's not plan to restore the middle class or restore the american dream. and that's the kind of plan we need right now, is a plan to build the middle class and restore the american dream. megyn: it could be a tough sell. among construction workers in this country, the unemployment rate is a staggering 14.2%. manufacturing fares better, but it is still high at just over 7% unempl
might imagine, both sides in this case will use these medical records for their benefit because this is going to be a big part of the trial. megyn: that's right. there's a lot to pick apart, although that is an eye-catcher that they described the man as obese. really? i don't think most people think he's obese, but that's a side point. as for your point about the bail, it's interesting, trace, the judge clearly thought zimmerman was a flight risk, yet he grants bail a second time around. one can only speculate that he believed now that he, the judge, has control of that passport and not mr. zimmerman and he's set bail at this level and now they have all of mr. zimmerman's financing accountedded for, he may think he's less of a flight risk this time around. thank you, t.g.. >> reporter: we get a comment, we'll bring it to you. megyn: and we're going to talk about in kelly's court. is a million dollars appropriate? and what of these medical records? we're going to delve deeper or, and there is grist for both sides of this mill. >>> new concerns that a united nations gun control pl
for joining us today. jenna: starts starts right now. megyn: fox news alert. fox news alert. welcome to "america live," everyone. i'm megyn kelly. sources just telling that the accused gunman in this case is believed to have sent a chilling notebook to a psychiatrist before the attack. inside that notebook details on how he was going to kill, drawings of what he planned to do, including images of gun-wielding stick figures. that notebook only discovered in a university of colorado mailroom after the attack. trace gallagher live in our west coast newsroom with more of the chilling details. trace. >> reporter: and it's very important to remember how this thing went down, megyn, because the psychiatrist who thought that he got a package from james holmes on monday notified authorities. authorities went to the university thinking there was a suspicious package. well it turned out not to be from james holmes. but while they were in the university mailroom they thought, you know, this isn't a bad concept. so they brought in a team of investigators and they looked through the en
: thanks nor joining us, everybody, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert from the campaign trail as we await the white house briefing and new questions about the big political story of the day, the announcement of president bill clinton's expanded role at the democratic national convention. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. we've got word earlier today that former president clinton has been tapped to give a prime-time address in charlotte next month, one day before president obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term. while president clinton will bring star power no question, to a convention that has been plagued with set backs, political analysts say the move poses some serious risks for mr. obama's re-election team. mr. clinton has not always been exactly in step with the administration, at times sounding critical of presented of president obama's policies and decisions. chris stirewalt is host of power play on why would they tab bill clinton for this wroel a this role as loved east is within the democratic party.
the plug on an ad featuring the horse used by ann romney as part of her multiple sclerosis therapyment this is an important horse in their lives because she does use this as many ms patients turn to this form of horse riding as their therapy. it can be very therapeutic with ms. here is part of how the dnc used the romney's horse in their ad. >> why do you have a swiss bank account and what do you say to american people who ask about that? >> the money that i have is managed by a blind trust. i don't manage the money that i have. megyn: well, then the dnc, you know, as we point out in the face of this criticism came out and said, i want to read you the statement. our use of the romney's horse was not meant to offend mrs. romney in anyway and we regret it if it did. we were simply making a point, we have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation. well one week later and the ad is still up. it's all over the dnc's facebook page and on its rapid response youtube channel racking up more than 91,000 views. guy benson is a political editor for according
the leak about a new underwear bomb similar to this one use ned a plot in yemen in 2009. they say cooperation from the obama administration has been lacking. >> i don't feel comfortable today that this administration has made every person available when the investigator needs to talk to them, or all of the records that they need to provide in a very timely way. so i'm not comfortable yet. >> reporter: based on the investigation by his committee members congressman rogers joins other republicans believing that classified information came from a small group of people who had access to the white house. >> it is very clear that somebody who had access to the white house situation room, had very senior covert action classified material was responsible for some of these leaks. that is not a big group of people. >> i believe this has to have come from the highest levels the obama administration, certainly from within the white house, and most likely from within the national security council. >> reporter: the white house chief of staff said earlier this month that they would fully coopera
like the rest of us. and if you look at the numbers, the unemployment numbers for the president's base, black unemployment, total unemployment among black people has got to be about 20%. youth unemployment is about 16%. and the president just desperately needs both of those categories if he's going to perform well in this election. and we're going to get gdp number tomorrow at 8:30 in the morning, in the first quarter it was 1.9%, it is most likely going to be below that, megyn. and that sort of thing is just going to have a depressive effect across the population, but it mainly hits those people who turned out in huge numbers for barack obama in 2008. megyn: and they are saying, gallup in its writeup about its own poll, says it does expect turnout is going to be lower this presidential election, so it's all about who you can actually get to show up at the polls. according to gallup, dan, republicans historically vote at higher rates than the democrats, so that is why when you have numbers -- and, you know, the rasmussen daily tracking poll, mitt romney's up four. last week it could ha
from president obama to big-time democratic donors giving us new incite this afternoon into campaign cash worries for the president's pow irfull re-election machine. welcome to "america live," i'm megyn kelly. the report coming from the daily beast raising new questions about fundraising anxiety within the obama campaign. in a conference call made late friday from a special campaign phone on board air force one the president reportedly complained about mitt romney's fundraising, warning that governor romney could become the first man to raise more than the sitting president in modern history. in the latest numbers the obama campaign suggesting that it has been out raised and is in danger of being out raised again in the month of june and july. joining us now, chris staoeur wall. he's our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on the president was out earned. mitt romney earned more than he did in the month of may according to the reports, and apparently there is a bit of anxiety in the obama re-election team, among them that this could be a trend that co
, but someone, high up in the agency, misled congress. where does that leave us now? we'll have that debate and report for you in just a minute. >> we can repeal obamacare, we dam well better, but how do we fix the constitution now that yet again it's been abused? now that yet again a provision of the constitution has been used, misused to support a government program that is a direct assault on the individual. how do we fix that? new justices, mark. really? you mean like roberts? you mean like seuter. you mean like john paul stevens? and i could go down the list. megyn: that was conservative radio host mark levin on the impact of last week's healthcare ruling. now despite some conservatives praising the decision for allegedly limiting the government's power to regulate you under the commerce clause of the constitution there are new questions about whether this decision actually expands the feds power over your life under the taxation powers of the constitution. joining me now republican senator mike lee of utah, former law clerk for now supreme court justice samuel a hraoet too. alito. wel
at jon: thank you for joining us today. jenna: nice to have you, everybody, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, exactly four months to go until election day, and new concerns today for the president's re-election campaign. in a swing state he carried by a huge margin just three years ago. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. we are awaiting right now -- waiting to hear from president obama in iowa as he pushed for a new round of tax hikes. he's making the pitch in the same state that launched his road to the white house. iowa voters, however, do not seem to be so sold on the president this time around. according to the "real clear politics" average mr. obama is locked in a very tight race with governor romney for the state's six electoral votes. look at the numbers there, 46.5 for the president, 44 for governor romney. he won this state by 9.5 points last time around, mr. obama did. you can see it there. president obama over john mccain 53.9 to 44.4, three years ago. different story today. chris stirewalt fox news digital
when it comes to outsourcing. the rnc launching a new website accusing president obama of using money from the 2009 stimulus package to fund foreign projects, including building solar panels in mexico, windmills in denmark and batteries in south korea. the obama team vehemently denies those allegations saying the administration has always fought to end tax breaks for companies that shipped jobs overseas. in chicago new questions today about the political leadership of that city's mayor, the man who was the former white house chief of staff. rob emanuel. murders and gang activity are up drastically in recent months. one of the the most recent victims a seven-year-old girl shot and killed by a stray bullet while selling candy outside of her home. but rob emanuel is defending the anti-gang tactics that he and the police and the superintendent have in place and the numbers in chicago are staggering, trace gallagher, they are staggering as you look at the number of people killed just in past weekend. >> reporter: it's important to remember that rob emanuel megyn made attacking the street g
at the second quarter, there we go. that's us all the way over on the far right. you can see the growth is rather low and nowhere near where it was back in 2011, even. the analysts say when the number is at or below 2%, again it's 1.5% it's not enough to lower the jobless rate. you need more people buying and producing. all this as the white house says there is still a great deal of anxiety among americans and they claim the numbers show that we are moving in the right direction. here is the white house press secretary jay carney moments ago. >> i would say that on the issue of gdp, what we have seen is the 12th straight quarter of economic growth, positive growth, and that is a good thing, and yet as we say consistently, this is not enough, and this is growth that is not fast enough, this is job creation that is not substantial enough, and that's why congress needs to act. megyn: kyle harrington the founder and managing partner for harrington capital management is with me now. kyle, hay had hoped it would be more, it could have been worse. the white house is pointing out even though th
is a snapshot and a measure of the economic health of the u.s. during a given period of time, and 200 years ago the u.s. represented 1% of total gdp growth in the world. today it stands at 23%, megyn, and double china okay. and we got there because of limited government intervention, entrepreneur ship. property rights, less bureaucracy and lower regulation. done my research i don't think those are the majority of things that they believe in. unless we can change the sentiment coming out of washington going into november i don't believe we'll see any significant gdp growth going forward, and in addition i think we're going to continue to see the jobless rate, the unemployment rate continue to be stagnant if not go higher. megyn: the administration is saying, i have my numbers here. they say, look today's report shows that the economy posted its 12th straight quarter of positive growth over the last three years the economy has expanded by 6.7% overall. while the economy continues to move in the right direction additional growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the deep recession that began a
to stand up. anyway, thank you for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on the new california city going broke and seeking bankruptcy protection for the latest domino to fall on what may be a growing public pension crisis of epic proportions, playing out in several places across this country. welcome to "america live" everyone, i am megyn kelly. this city is san bernardino. population 210,000. one of the largest cities to approve a bankruptcy filing. after finding himself more itself more than $45 million in the hole. it is joining two other california cities in recent weeks, mammoth lakes and stockton. as if they find themselves unable to pay their bills. trace gallagher is live from l.a. with a very latest. boater we are talking about a surgery with nearly 1012% unemployment. the third-highest foreclosure rate in the country and now we learn that the accountants in san bernardino who have been cooking the books for 13 years, spreading out the losses. the city of san bernardino is so broke that i cannot make payroll after august 15, which means tha
to. reporter: so green to chapter nine bankruptcy, the city can stop paying creditors and use the courts to renegotiate contracts for city workers. but this is important. it cannot get out of paying the cost of pensions and health care or retired city workers. that is an enormous chunk of city revenue. this is a stark warning for cities across the country because now moody's investors, which is the credit agency for wall street, some 8500 local cities and counties are now unfunded and their pension liabilities by $2 trillion. that means that you are obligated to pay, but you simply do not have the money. here is the biggest problem. when cities invest in pension money, they base their rates on return at between 7.25% and 8%. in actuality, they are only getting four to 5%. here's the problem, pension liability come if you have a 10 million-dollar liability and you're getting a percent and you are only getting 5%, it means they really have $13.5 million in liability, and movies is likely to downgrade the credit rating of hundreds of cities across the country. listen. >> this is
jenna: thank you for sticking with us through the motorcycle chase and everything else today. jon: glad it ended well. "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert. brand-new and disturbing information this hour on the accused shooter in the colorado movie massacre. welcome to "america live," everyone i'm megyn kelly. you are looking at the first mugshot of the accused shooter james holmes sport -rg th sporting the same comic book type hair and spaced outlook. this is what he did minutes after being arrested, his actions once he was taken to jail and how he reportedly slept like a baby hours after he murdered 12 people and injured dozens more friday night. trace gallagher has the breaking news. >> reporter: it looks as this james holmes is some what surprised when they talk about the murder charges. look at this and decide for yourself. >> you have a right to be advised of the charges. the judge to make a preliminary determination of probable cause to believe you committed the offense of first-degree murder which is a class one felony under colorado law. >> reporter: oth
been seeing to date. watch the shift. >> he's like a vampire. he came in and sucked the life out of us. >> it was like watching an old friend bleed to death. >> does virginia really want an out sourcer and chief in the white house. >> romney has never stood up to china all these ever done is send him our jobs. megyn: now it's president obama on camera, this is the choice. they must have come to the conclusion that the bain angle wasn't working. why did they get there when the president is still leading in so many of the polls? we're going to talk about this in our next hour, including in pose if not all of the swing states? >> i think in part because, you know, the people who are going to decide this election in a large respect are the indianas and what not. and if you listen carefully to this ad it's so aimed at independents and moderates, he sort of distaepbs himself from his own party. he says this isn't about a candidate or a political party it's about a choice and all this. and the idea there is to say those of you who don't identify as democrats, those of you who have been turned
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